How to Stop Text Messages from Going to iPad

How do I stop text messages from going to all my Apple devices

Answered By: Edward Gray Date: created: Jan 26 2021

Open up Settings > Messages.

Set the iMessage toggle to off.

You may also want to disable Text Message Forwarding, which sends regular non-iMessage SMS messages from your phone to Messages on your Mac or iPad.

Tap the Text Message Forwarding option, then uncheck any devices you do not want SMS messages to go to..

Asked By: Cody Flores Date: created: Nov 09 2021


What If the Activation Code Does Not Appear on the iPad?

On rare occasion, the iPad will not display the activation code when setting up Text Message Forwarding. If this happens to you, please see this article for troubleshooting tips to get the code to appear.

Can’t send a group iMessage

If you’re having trouble sending messages to groups of people, one reason could be that one of your contacts no longer has an iPhone.

When you send a group message in iMessage all your

When you send a group message in iMessage all your contacts will show up as blue, until you add someone who doesn’t have iMessage, then they will all turn green as the iMessage group will not be supported.

If you had a group iMessage and one of your contacts stopped using their iPhone this would break the group iMessage. To find out if this is the case, start a new group message rather than continuing with the old one.

It’s also possible that you can’t send a group message to an existing thread because you left the conversation.

The fix

If you think you’ve shut yourself out of a group message, as we described above, you will need to do the following: 

  1. Open the Messages app and tap the group message you’re trying to reply to.
  2. If you’ve left the conversation a message will tell you so.
  3. You can’t unilaterally rejoin a conversation: you’ll need to have one of the remaining participants add you again.
  4. Alternatively, you could just start a new conversation with all the same participants and go from there.

What if you are intent on group messaging your friends and not all of them have iPhones? In that case, your best option is to use Whatsapp. We have this tutorial about using Whatsapp here.

Why are my messages not syncing between my iPhone and iPad

Answered By: Daniel Hernandez Date: created: Mar 07 2021

On your iPhone, go to Settings>Messages>Text Message Forwarding and make sure that all of your other devices are connected. they are not, connect them. If they are and you’re still having issues, sign out of iMessage on all devices. Sign back in on the iPhone.

Asked By: Francis Harris Date: created: Mar 03 2022

Problem 2: Error Occurred When Activate iMessage

To use iMessage on your device you need to activate it on your iPad. Sometimes, you can come across an error message during activation process, for example:

  • An error occurred during activation
  • Waiting for activation
  • Activation unsuccessful
  • Could not sign in, please check your network connection

If you see the error message during activation, here are a few solutions you can follow:

1. Check Time Zone Settings

The first solution that you can try to fix an iMessage activation error is checking the time zone settings. There are certain cases where users have incorrect time and due to which the activation fails. To manage your time zones, follow the steps below:

  • Go to Settings app.
  • Tap General > Date & Time
  • Make sure your time zone is set correctly

2. Wait for 1 Day

Sometimes, it takes almost 24 hours for the activation process to fully complete. If you are facing errors initially, give the activation process a day and see if it completes successfully, if not, follow the other steps.

Reply to a text message

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Voice app Open the tab for Messages ..
  2. Open the tab for Messages Tap the text message you want to reply to..
  3. Tap the text message you want to reply to.
  4. At the bottom, enter your message, and then tap Send .

Tip: You can also reply to a text message from a notification.

Part2: Sync Messages between iPad and iPhone via iCloud

With regards to sync messages from iPad to iPhone, the primary alternative goes to your head may be iTunes or iCloud. Truly, you can reestablish your iPhone from iTunes or iCloud to bring back your messages as long as you have moved down your iPad ahead of time. Be that as it may, there are a few limitations. It requires a steady network association, and the reestablish procedure will eradicate other existed information on your iPhone like contacts and messages.

Note: Prior to the begin; you have to ensure both your iPad and iPhone are utilizing the same iCloud account and a similar telephone number or email deliver to send/get iMessages.

Step 1. Open Settings > Messages > Send and Receive on your iPad. At the highest point of the page is the Apple ID utilized on your iPhone for iMessage, and underneath will be your telephone number alongside any email tends to you have related with your Apple ID.

Step 2. You can simply pick your telephone number

Step 2. You can simply pick your telephone number to send and get messages. This will keep a considerable measure of disarray and maintain a strategic distance from by chance sync messages to iPhone.

Step 3. Then you can choose your telephone number or email deliver to begin another discussion. And after that confirm similar settings are utilized on your iPhone.

The main limitation to hold up under at the top of the priority list is that the wider backup and restore, so you’ll have to restore device settings and application information in the meantime (which expels any new messages from your iPhone). So this procedure is best to utilize when you’re setting up another iPhone.

This Apple Support record records every one of the things that are moved down and reestablished by iCloud. Take after these means to go down and sync Messages starting with one iPhone then onto the next:

1. Connect the old iPhone to a power source and turn on Wi-Fi.

2. Turn on the iCloud Backup. On the old iPhone, open the Settings application and tap your name at the highest point of the screen, then tap iCloud. Scroll down and tap iCloud Backup. (In older versions of iOS, you will need to tap Settings > iCloud > Backup, or Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup.)

3. Tap Back Up Now, and wait for the backup proces

3. Tap Back Up Now, and wait for the backup process to complete. You’ll need to remain connected to Wi-Fi for the entirety of this process.

4. Turn on your new iPhone. If you haven’t done so already, you’ll need to go through the setup process. When asked, tap Restore from iCloud Backup and Next. If you’ve already been through the setup process, you’ll need to reset your iPhone. Open the Settings app and tap General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

5. Enter your Apple ID and Password.

5. Enter your Apple ID and Password.

Your new iPhone will now display all your messages

Your new iPhone will now display all your messages from the old iPhone, along with all your apps, photos, emails and other app data.

Forward older text messages

  1. Touch and hold the message bubble that you want to forward, then tap More.
  2. Select any other text messages that you want to forward. 
  3. Tap Forward  Tap Send . and enter a recipient. 
  4. Tap Send .

Can’t text without a Google Voice number

If you don’t have a Google Voice number, Google Voice doesn’t support text messaging. Use your normal phone number, or set up a full Google Voice account for free.

The Cause: Messages Contact in Red on iPad or Mac

The number you are trying to send a message to is not using iMessage and your Mac or iPad is attempting to send the message as SMS text message. This is because the person you are trying to send a message to either does not have an iPhone or does not have iMessage enabled. Don’t worry, Macs and iPads can now SMS text messages. This feature is called “Text Message Forwarding” and has been available since iOS 8.1 and OS X Yosemite. You need to enable this feature in order to use it. Macs and iPads with a lower OS than iOS 8.1 and OS X Yosemite can only receive iMessages, as SMS text messages are limited to the iPhone only.

A Free Way to Backup iPhone Messages

From the above, you know how to stop sharing text messages between iPhone and iPad. You do not want iPad to show you messages because you care about your privacy. After all, some messages mean a lot to you. To ensure that you will never lose any important messages, you’d better back them up regularly.

iCloud offers a way to backup messages. However, there’s only 5 GB of free storage space. It will definitely run out sooner or later. Fortunately, there’s one third-party iPhone backup tool that can help you backup messages in an easier way.

AOMEI MBackupper is one iOS data backup & transfer tool specially designed for Windows PC. It will help you backup selected iMessages/SMS/MMS messages from iPhone to computer. Besides, you can restore messages to your iPhone or any other iDevice if you want (No data erasing).

See how to use this tool:

Download and install AOMEI MBackupper. This tool supports most iPhone models from iPhone 4 to the latest iPhone 11/iPhone SE 2020/12 and is fully compatible with the latest iOS 14.

Secure Download

1. Launch AOMEI MBackupper > Connect iPhone to computer via USB cable > Enter passcode on iPhone so the tool can access your device.

2. Click Custom Backup option > Choose Messages to select the messages you want to backup > Click OK to confirm.

3. Choose the backup path > Click Start Backup button to start backing up your messages.

Messages on iPhone not appearing (or out of order) on Mac/iPad

The matching Messages apps on iOS and Mac should allow you to easily and conveniently carry on iMessage conversations across the two platforms. But sometimes the two apps fail to sync properly, and iMessages sent from (or received on) the iPhone fail to appear on the Mac, or vice versa.

The fix

Do not worry. This is such a common complaint that Apple has made it possible to store all your in iCloud – which means that they will always be in sync on all your devices. For more information, we have this tutorial about using iMessages in iCloud.

If you aren’t keen on turning on iMessages in iCloud (it may impact your available storage) you could try the following:

  1. Go to Settings > Messages > Send & Receive. Make sure all the email addresses (not just phone numbers) that you want to associate with that iMessage account have been ticked. (You may need to tap ‘Use your Apple ID for iMessage’ at the top to make the addresses appear.)
  2. Now open the Messages app on your Mac. Click Messages in the top menu bar, then Preferences. Click Accounts, then tick the appropriate email addresses once again. You may need to enter more details for some of them.
  3. Finally, restart Messages on each device and (hopefully) you’ll find that the issue is solved.

For more detail, see How to sync iMessage conversations on iPhone, iPad and Mac.